Torker Median 1 and 2
The Median 1 (pictured) represents Torker’s first steps towards the high performance market. The $800 aluminum framed commuter bike comes equipped with a carbon fiber fork and hydraulic disc brakes, setting it apart from the steel framed, rim brake equipped mainstays of the Torker lineup. The Shimano Alivio/Acera drivetrain offers up 27 gears via an 48/36/26 crankset and 11-32 cassette. Schwalbe Land Cruiser 700 x 35 tires round out the no-nonsense components group.
At $650, the Median 2 is a more budget-conscious offering, with components that might actually appeal to luddites. Mechanical disc brakes take the place of the Median 1′s hydraulics, and an aluminum fork replaces the carbon fiber. 38mm Kenda Kwick tires complete the package. Check out www.torkerusa.com